My Famous Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe, The Story

This recipe was given to me 20 years ago from my then boyfriend’s sister in law. If you know me you will know that I don’t eat bananas, ever. But I will from time to time make and eat banana bread. (I do realize this is a little weird.) But after having tasted her BB I had to have the recipe. Upon receiving the recipe my then boyfriend said, “That was way too easy, she doesn’t share that easily. I am pretty sure that will not be the right recipe.” So I took it a friend of mine who is a food science major and asked him to review the recipe. And so there it was, she left the baking powder off the list of ingredients. With the fix in hand I now owned the world’s best banana bread recipe.

I would like to be clear, I am in no way saying that I am the only person to have such recipe. So if your recipe looks like this one, you too have the world’s best banana bread recipe.

To date everyone who have contended this fact has lost and gracefully asked for the recipe. And after an event I had last week I decided it was time to just put it at a central place for everyone, as I have become tired of having to remember who all I promised the recipe to.

For years I have made this as just straight up banana bread. But earlier this month I saw a recipe on Facebook where they added a layer of cheesecake on top. Upon reviewing the recipe I decided to use my banana bread recipe with their cheesecake recipe and it was a hit.

Here is the banana cake recipe and at the bottom you will find the cheesecake recipe.

Banana Bread Recipe

Cream together

1 stick butter
1 1/4 cup sugar

Add the following ingredients

1 tsp vanilla
3 ripe bananas
4 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 cup flour

Pure into a loaf pan. Bake 1 hour 350F

If you want to remove the bread from the pan the easiest way to make it release is to line the bottom with a piece of wax paper.

Banana Bread Cheesecake

Start with the recipe above, but instead, pour the batter into a 9” round cake pan lined with wax paper on the bottom. Bake for about 45min or until you can pull out a clean bamboo skewer. Allow to cool about 30 minutes. Flip out onto the bottom of a 9” spring form pan and remove the wax paper. Place back into spring form and lock in place.

Cheesecake Recipe

 32 oz (900 g) cream cheese, softened
½ cup (100 g) sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup (240 mL) milk
1 tablespoon gelatin powder

In a large bowl, add the softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.

Microwave the milk until hot for about 2 minutes, and add in the gelatin powder.

Quickly stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

Pour the gelatin mixture over the cream cheese and whisk again until smooth.

Pour the cheesecake mixture over the baked banana bread.

Cool for 3 hours or overnight.

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